Memorial receives 5-star quality rating

From Local Sources

JASPER — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its most recent quality rating for hospitals on Feb. 28, and once again, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center received a five-star overall performance rating, the highest rating possible.

The Jasper hospital was one of only 293 hospitals nationwide to receive the distinction, and one of only 13 hospitals in Indiana. The additional five-star recipients in Indiana include: Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis; Franciscan Health, Carmel; Franciscan Health, Mooresville; Indiana University Health North, Carmel; IU Health West, Avon; Margaret Mary Health, Batesville; Physicians’ Medical Center, New Albany; Reid Health, Richmond; Schneck Medical Center, Seymour; St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart; St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis; and The Women’s Hospital, Newburgh.

“While we are extremely proud to receive the Five-Star distinction by CMS, our focus at Memorial Hospital continues to be on our Mission and those we serve,” said E. Kyle Bennett, president and CEO of Memorial Hospital. “Our work at continually improving our quality and excellence will never cease, for caring for our patients is our highest priority.”

The assessment comes from a hospital rating system based on a variety of measures across seven areas of quality — ranging from one to five stars — and shows how well each hospital performs, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S. The more stars, the better a hospital performs with the most common overall rating being three stars. The report, available at, reflects comprehensive quality of care in our nation’s hospitals.

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